Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. From his temporary home in the leafy suburbs of An Italian Discovers the U.S. by [Severgnini, Beppe] . The book is actually an English version of Un italiano in America now with a postscript five. : An Italian in America (): Beppe Severgnini: Books. Un Italiano in America (Italian Edition) Paperback. out of 5 stars 4. When Beppe Severgnini and his wife rented a creaky house in Georgetown they Tutto ha inizio con le aspettative disattese di un italiano medio che emigra.

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It’s uun a big deal. I loved the observations that Severgnini made of Americans and believe that, for the most part, he did a good job to keep from making gross generalizations. There were several times that I laughed out loud at the way he phrases things, such as this story about garbage day in Georgetown: I hear you, Beppe.

In that sense, I don’t believe he really “discovered the U.

Dopo aver letto Un italiano in America credo di avere una possibile risposta a queste domande. If he walked in sefergnini seconds after me, but he has all of his shit together, he wins. I don’t like chatting with salespeople, and if I’m ordering food at a counter but I’m not ready yet, I’d rather they went ahead and helped the person behind me. I didn’t finish it. It is not essentially a travel book. The main thing is not to mistake this cordiality for i.


But I think amerlca I’m getting at here and I apologize for my consumer-centric examples is that they don’t always take everything so seriously over there. We now have coffee bars almost nonexistent in DC inexcept at Borders book stores. Nobody walks in America. People — the kind of people you want to meet — go home to the suburbs. Also, Severgnini gets lazy toward the end and then I don’t think the final point he makes in the epilogue has much to do with the rest of the work.

Akerica gli Stati Uniti rimarranno sempre interessanti, avvolti in quell’alone di mistero e d Blog Stories Review: Beppe si not making fun of Italiwno as much of highlighting how differences can not only be enriching, but funny altogether. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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I often look up words I don’t know the meaning of but I didn’t bother this time, thinking i’ll I’m just about done and probably will eventually finish it, but I have to push myself. Funny review of living in America.

You don’t like it because it’s strong. Convinced that you are being deprived of something that you are entitled to, he sorts beppw the problem personally. I read this right after returning from Italy, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Everyone is hoping to be the lucky one today. It’s funny how groups of humans gather together and create slightly different versions of the same existence. Have you bought ketchup recently?

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Want to Read saving…. Some perceptions still ring true: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Unfortunately, I think Bill Bryson did a far better job of it. Looking over the reviews, jtaliano is the common complaint that living in Georgetown at any time would not give a foreigner an accurate picture of America.

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Per ironia della sorte, in un post di pochi giorni fa vi parlavo di Marina Bellezza, romanzo in cui il tanto popolare sogno americano veniva fatto a pezzi, distrutto completamente. Un po’ annoiato ho iniziato a gustarlo sul kindle, abbandonando l’ipad dopo pochissimo. Dopotutto gli Stati Uniti severgmini sempre interessanti, avvolti in quell’alone di mistero e di stupore. Unfortunately, after the initial move-in essays, he really lost me.